Posts about 'Green'

Finally found a meat CSA

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

I was able to pick up many good habits during my time at Practically Green (now WeSpire). One of the ones that has stuck is being a member of a vegetable CSA, First Root Farm, here in Concord.

CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture, and it’s a great way to know that your vegetables are grown locally, minimize transportation cost, pollution and spoilage, and help keep dollars in your community.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been looking for a meat CSA, and I’ve finally found one: Walden Local Meat.

We got our first drop-off a week ago, and we made the lamb chops on Saturday and the roast chicken on Sunday. We have a couple of more meals to make, but it’s all thumbs-up so far.

I’m looking forward to some great roasts in the winter.

PostScript: It looks like First Root Farm is shutting down. That makes me very sad, though I understand the reasons behind the decision.

If anyone knows of a vegetable CSA around Concord, please let me know…

Vegetables for the summer…

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

I just sent out the check to First Root Farm, our CSA here in Concord. I’m looking forward to the fresh vegetables all summer! If you haven’t thought about a CSA before, you should check out Practically Green’s action on how to join a CSA.

I’m still trying to stay pretty green. If you haven’t seen it, you should check out my essay on how going green is not that hard from early last year.

Making affordable housing more green

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Homeowner’s Rehab in Cambridge is doing a done of work make affordable housing more green. Check out this video with some good green-homeowner geekery:

They are using tools from my friends at Wegowise. If you haven’t checked out Wegowise’s toolset, you should head over there and see how they’re doing some really interesting visualizations to let you know where your energy dollars are going.

And, don’t forget, going green is not that hard.

Adventurously Green

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Throughout this year, A. and I have been working to become a little greener in our life. Partly because we feel like we should, partly because it’s often cheaper. (Composting saves me from having to pay extra for Concord trash pickup, for example.)

This morning I got to “Adventurously Green” on Practically Green. I think it’s a nice little accomplishment. (And, I get a pretty tree!).

If you’re interested in seeing how green you are (and, at the same time, testing out my new product..), take the how green am I quiz. I’d love to hear what you think (and how we compare).

Eco-renovation

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Green Living has been on my mind a lot lately, and it will probably dominate this blog for a while as I figure things out. I’m working on plans to improve health, reduce stuff, save energy and conserve water. We’ll see how well it works. At least I have a pretty good green living category on Serendeputy, so I can usually find some pretty good ideas.

One of the best series I’m following right now is Eco-Renovation on the CS Monitor site. The writer is renovating a century-old farmhouse and is chronicling her quest. All sorts of good ideas in there.

Marital Green Spats

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Susan, over at the Practically Green blog, writes about when couples fight over how green to be.

I’m sure some couples have serious green battles, particularly if one person is just starting to think green and the other isn’t there yet . I feel pretty lucky that our green differences seem to lead only to a few eye rolls and snarky comments.

Are fights over the goddam paper towels this generation’s version of fighting over the new set of golf clubs? I hope not. One of our resolutions this year is to be a little greener — not to upend our life, but to be a little bit better. My green living tag over at Serendeputy is helping me out…